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Military waste

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posted on Feb, 8 2005 @ 11:31 AM
Did you know that 99% of all american USAF memebers will wear thier blue uniforms less than 10-15 times in a 20 year career? Did you know your tax money goes to fund these useless uniforms annually. Around 300+ per recruit. The Army and Navy have simialar waste. No one cares. Most people in the service feel like clowns wearing these out dated unused uniforms anyway. Its fact.

Why would we continue to waste money in this matter just for fullfilling some outdated notion of keeping up military customs?

Shamefull waste. How many new recruits? Were talking a few million dollars a year going to waste in our closets at home. We all wear our combat fatigues 99% of the time while performing our duties at home and abroad. I for one and tired of paying more and more of my income to wastefull things like this.



posted on Feb, 8 2005 @ 12:36 PM
This isn't exactly the worst case of government waste and inefficiency..

Remember the $640 toilet seat? Nuts and bolts for old planes and other vehicles can cost upwards of 20-30 dollars EACH. The contractors are half to blame, the politcians in their pocket are responsible for the rest.

posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 05:49 PM
I remember listening to my grandfather tell me a story of how he was in the USAF and the base he was at had vacuum toilets. He then told me about what they did to the rat that got stuck in one.

I understand what you're saying about the wasteful military. However one factor to consider is, look at our economy now, what would it look like without an impulsive budget spending left and right?

posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 08:32 PM
If I were an American I would be unhappy to I wouldnt want my tax dollars paying for the " private military" to do the US militarys job.
Sure civilan contractors have a role in rebuilding Iraq it just that they have over steped there mark.

But Fallujah was not Mogadishu, and this was to be no repeat of "Black Hawk Down." Instead of questioning the mission, the public struggled to figure out who was performing the mission in the first place. For most Americans, Fallujah introduced a realization of how our military operates today in the era of outsourcing. A growing industry of private military firms is filling a huge and often surprising array of roles in Iraq, roles that can even include combat.

Private military companies (PMCs) are contributing as much as 20 percent of the total US-led occupation force. At least 35 PMCs have contracts in Iraq, employing at least 5,000 heavily-armed foreign mercenaries and over 20,000 Iraqis to carry out explicitly military work in some of the most dangerous areas of the country. At least another 10,000 to 15,000 contractors from every corner of the globe are performing vital military logistical support roles such as driving, maintenance, training, communications and intelligence-gathering.

Surely it would be more econmical if the US military did what it is spose to do?

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